I have touted the importance of multiple screens before. When working I generally have 2 computers going for work and one for entertainment. I use my HP desktop computer with 3 screens attached, my Macbook Pro, and my HP Envy 23 All-in-One. Overkill? Not at all! I feel extra productive being able to spin in my chair from one computer to the other working on multiple projects. I work better that way. And I have to stay entertained. I find that I have to have either music or a show on while working. Otherwise my mind wanders and I get distracted. Weird? Probably!
I also use multiple screens to stay connected and follow my favorite things. In fact, I’m like that commercial with Mark Cuban. He is watching NCAA March Madness on TV. The doorbell keeps ringing so he walks back and forth with his tablet, never missing a thing. I totally do that! My poor iPad has kind of been reduced to a kitchen TV! I have it mounted in a Radio/Media dock under my cabinet. If it I am watching something upstairs and I realize that it is time to cook I pause it upstairs, then continue watching in the kitchen from my iPad. I love being able to do that!
March Madness is definitely the time to embrace multiple screens. There is always so much going! So many games, so many teams to follow, and so many scores to keep up with. Use what you have! Don’t miss out on keeping track of your brackets.
Of course my own personal favorite way to stay connected is my cell phone. I take it with me everywhere! I am constantly on the go. And the awesome 5.5″ screen on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 helps me keep up with news, social media, email, and more.
Best Buy wants to know how you catch it all. What is your favorite device to stay connected?
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I currently use my phone to stay connected. Once I get an LED TV I plan to connect my desktop to that and connect my 11.6 netbook to my 24″ monitor. I like to be able to watch programs on Hulu or netflix while I do research. Using the split screen on my monitor is frustrating. I have to go back to having the dual screens.
That sounds like a good set up! But don’t forget about eBay! When I first bought a 2nd monitor to go with what I had already Dell was charging way too much so I bought a matching one on eBay for less than half the price. That was maybe 3 years ago and it is still perfect! That reminds me of another post I need to write. 🙂
I completely understand getting distracted if there is no entertainment while you work. It’s the same for me. I always have something running. I love shows that don’t require me to pay complete attention. Perfect to work to. Unfortunately, I may miss some things but it works for me.
Exactly!! Sometimes i turn on things that I have seen already, or a documentary or something. I do watch interesting things sometimes so I end up rewinding a lot. LOL!